March 26, 2015

Textron Aviation expands ProAdvantage support programs for Hawker jets

WICHITA, Kan. (March 26, 2015) – Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has expanded coverage of its industry leading ProAdvantage product support programs to the Hawker 125-series, which include the Hawker 750, 800, 850 and 900 models, and Hawker 400-series business jets.

The addition of the Hawker 125- and 400-series aircraft under the ProAdvantage program follows the inclusion of Beechcraft King Air aircraft in 2014..ProAdvantage programs were originally developed to cover Cessna Citation business jets and Caravan turboprops.

“Extending ProAdvantage, one of the leading support programs in the industry, to more of our products is part of our commitment to the long term support of these aircraft and to our customers,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Support. “The addition of optional coverage under ProAdvantage for Hawker 125- and 400-series aircraft is another step in our overall goal of integrating our service offerings and gives these customers the benefit of better prediction of ownership costs, as well as access to technical support at a fixed rate.”

ProAdvantage is a support solution, previously exclusively available for Cessna Citation customers, comprised of a number of programs providing life-cycle maintenance and spare part support for aircraft airframes and avionics, engines and, when applicable, auxiliary power units. It is designed to increase efficiency, reduce costs and optimize the value of aircraft within the Textron Aviation family of products.

ProParts, the cornerstone element of the ProAdvantage package, provides coverage for maintenance – line, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance – and parts such as wheels and tires, avionics, brakes, motors, actuators, gauges and light bulbs, while ProTech locks in labor costs during the contract period.

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Textron Aviation, through its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, is renowned for its unrivaled global service network dedicated to complete life-cycle support. Textron Aviation’s business jet and turboprop aircraft product support organization includes a world-wide network of authorized service centers and 21 company-owned facilities with thousands of expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments, and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers Airespond, a mobile service program featuring more than 40 mobile service units, multiple aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.

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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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